Configuring Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager


Updated: May 14, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

Before you can use compliance settings in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you must perform the following configuration steps.

You can modify the default client settings, create new custom client settings, or modify existing custom client settings. Create or modify custom client settings when you want to apply a group of client settings to specific collections. For more information, see How to Configure Client Settings in Configuration Manager.

How to Enable Compliance Settings and Configure Client Settings

This procedure configures the default client settings for compliance settings and applies to all computers in your hierarchy. If you want these settings to apply to only some computers, create a custom device client setting and assign it to a collection that contains the computers for which you want to use compliance settings. For more information about how to create custom device settings, see How to Create and Deploy Custom Client Settings.

To enable compliance settings and configure client settings

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration workspace, click Client Settings.

  3. Click Default Settings.

  4. On the Home tab, in the Properties group, click Properties.

  5. In the Default Settings dialog box, click Compliance Settings.

  6. Configure the following client settings for compliance settings.

    Client setting name

    More information

    Enable compliance evaluation on clients

    Set Enable compliance evaluation on clients to True if you want to evaluate compliance on client devices.

    Schedule compliance evaluation

    Click Schedule if you want to modify the default compliance evaluation schedule on client devices.

  7. Click OK to close the Default Settings dialog box.

Client computers are configured with these settings the next time they download client policy. To initiate policy retrieval for a single client, see the Initiate Policy Retrieval for a Configuration Manager Client section in the How to Manage Clients in Configuration Manager topic.